King Charles III granted new titles to members of the royal family. Among those honored with military nominations were, among others: Queen Camilla, as well as Duchess Kate and Prince William.
On Friday, Buckingham Palace announced the military appointments for nine members of the royal family. The statement said they were intended to “reflect the close relationship between the Armed Forces and the Royal Family during His Majesty’s reign”.
New titles for royalty
Among those honored with new titles were queen camillaDuchess Kate, Prince William, Prince Edward, Princess Sophie, Princess Anne, Prince Richard, Princess Birgitte, as well as King Charles himself.
Duchess Kate She was named Commander-in-Chief of the Fleet Air Arm. This distinction is an honorary title and does not confer a real military rank. She was also named Colonel-in-Chief of the 1st Queen’s Dragoon Guards and a Royal Honorary Commander of the Royal Air Force (RAF) Coningsby Air Base. The latter dignity may be particularly symbolic for her, because – as the Palace itself reminded – her grandfather once served in the RAF.
Her husband Prince William was named Colonel-in-Chief of the Army Air Corps, Colonel-in-Chief of the Mercia Regiment and a Royal Honorary Air Commander at RAF Valley. The palace reminded that the prince once served as a pilot in this base for three years.
King Charles was granted as many as eight new titles. As the Palace underlined, the king is the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces and “a military veteran who trained and served in both the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force”. Queen Kamila was awarded the title of patron of the Royal Army Chaplains Department. The Palace recalled that she also recently received the title of Colonel-in-Chief of The Royal Lancers, where her father, Major Bruce Shand, served during World War II, and also holds the titles of Colonel-in-Chief of the Rifles and Colonel of the Grenadier Guards. The magazine “People” reminded that Prince Andrew was deprived of the latter at the beginning of 2022, after lost all military titles and royal patronage.
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